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  1. Submit Your Film to Independent Lens!

    August 8, 2013

    Independent Lens is currently seeking submissions of films in advanced rough cut or fine cut stage or completed films to broadcast during the October 2014 - June 2015 season. To learn more about eligibility, what we're looking for, and to complete our online submission form go to www.ilsubmissions.org. Any questions? Feel free to drop a line to

  2. Diversity Development Fund: An Inside Look at the Submission Process

    August 5, 2013

    Programming Manager N’Jeri Eaton hosted an informative live chat last Thursday to answer any submission questions for the Diversity Development Fund. ITVS will be accepting applications through Friday, August 16, 2013. While the chat has come and gone, check out the archived conversation below for helpful submission tips and insights. The original

  3. ITVS Backs Award at the 2013 Pixel Market

    July 25, 2013

    ITVS and Power to the Pixel (PttP) announce the ITVS Impact Pixel Market prize for the best social impact project.ITVS is excited to partner with this year’s Pixel Market in launching a new award for the best social impact project. Over $4,500 (£3,000) in development funding will be awarded to the winning fiction or non-fiction project that makes a

  4. Independent Lens and ITVS Receive Eight News and Documentary Emmy Nominations

    July 12, 2013

    The News and Documentary Emmy nominations are in and several Independent Lens docs and ITVS-funded films have been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Danfung Dennis' Hell and Back Again — which had previously been nominated for an Oscar — was nominated for a Best Documentary Emmy. The film intimately traces a Marine's rough

  5. Children of the Northern Lights: Season Finale of FUTURESTATES

    June 28, 2013

    Producer Cara Marcous gives us an inside look at the inspiration behind the season finale of FUTURESTATES, Children of the Northern Lights, which is available to stream for free at futurestates.tvWriter and director Andrew MacLean drew his original inspiration for the film from a traditional Iñuit legend of the same name, whose ideas had always